Tongues Untied

Overview

The world of gay black men is often insular and lonely, fraught with the pain of rejection by a mainstream society that neither understands nor tries to accept their lives. The two-edged sword of racism and homophobia cuts deep. This highly regarded film by Emmy award-winning director Marlon Riggs takes the viewer inside that world to experience its special joys and pain. Personal accounts, poetry, music, and dance are used to present voices, tongues untied, to tell of this often muted existence. ~ Rose of Sharon...
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Overview

The world of gay black men is often insular and lonely, fraught with the pain of rejection by a mainstream society that neither understands nor tries to accept their lives. The two-edged sword of racism and homophobia cuts deep. This highly regarded film by Emmy award-winning director Marlon Riggs takes the viewer inside that world to experience its special joys and pain. Personal accounts, poetry, music, and dance are used to present voices, tongues untied, to tell of this often muted existence. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Newly released deleted scenes & outtakes; 1991 interview with Marlon T. Riggs, director; Interviews with: Isaac Julien, filmmaker; Phill Wilson, AIDS activist; Juba Kalamka, spoken word artist; Herman Gray, cultural critic
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2008
  • UPC: 712267500529
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Strand Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 25,486

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Marlon Riggs Director, Editor, Producer
Vivian Kleiman Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tongues Untied
1. Brother to Brother [5:03]
2. Snap Diva [6:24]
3. Identities Unclaimed [4:46]
4. Invisible Man [8:00]
5. Black or Gay [6:19]
6. Anger Unvented [14:43]
7. Burnt Black Beans [6:06]
8. Credits [3:06]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Tongues Untied
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Speical Features
      Marlon T. Riggs, Director
      Extra Scenes
      Phill Wilson, AIDS Activist
      Herman Gray, Cultural Critic
      Isaac Julien, Filmmaker
      Juba Kalamka, Deep Dickollective
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